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Interview: Redefining Cricket Fantasy Gaming Experience With Super4 CEO Rohit Bansal

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Speaking to TechGraph, Rohit Bansal, Founder & CEO of Super4, discussed their dynamic approach to cater to diverse cricket leagues like IPL, Big Bash, PSL, and others with user-friendly experiences and interactive gameplay that appeals to both cricket novices and aficionados. Additionally, we also discussed the impact of the revised GST rate on their pricing approach.

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TechGraph: Can you provide an overview of the current landscape of cricket fantasy gaming platforms in India and how Super4 fits into this competitive market?

Rohit Bansal: In the bustling world of cricket fantasy gaming platforms in India, Super4 has carved a unique niche for itself. The landscape in India has witnessed a surge in the popularity of such platforms, driven by the nation’s unwavering passion for cricket. With multiple players in the market, the competition is fierce and diverse, offering a range of features, formats, and experiences to cricket enthusiasts.

Super4 distinguishes itself by focusing on four key pillars: Accessibility, Engagement, Fair Play, and Reward. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive platform that is user-friendly and caters to both casual fans and hardcore enthusiasts. Our innovative features keep users engaged through live score updates, in-depth player statistics, and interactive gameplay.

One such innovative feature is the Scoreboard feature. It’s a very unique feature offered only by Super4. The scoreboard feature helps players earn points by predicting the number of runs scored in an over. Super4 also emphasizes fair play by implementing strict regulations and ensuring transparency in player selection. To encourage participation and reward loyal users, we offer a variety of prizes, contests, and leaderboards.

TechGraph: With the rise of multiple cricket leagues such as IPL, PSL, and Big Bash, and national and international tournaments, how does Super4 adapt its gaming offerings to cater to different cricket audiences?

Rohit Bansal: Super4 prides itself on being a dynamic and adaptable cricket fantasy gaming platform, capable of catering to a diverse range of cricket audiences. With the proliferation of various cricket leagues, both domestic and international, our strategy is to ensure that our gaming offerings remain relevant and engaging for all fans. To achieve this, we implement several key tactics.

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First, Super4 provides a comprehensive range of contests that cover various cricket events, from domestic tournaments to international tournaments like the ICC World Cup. We tailor our contests to align with the specific rules and player pools of each tournament, allowing users to select their favorite players from different leagues and formats.

Second, our scoring system is designed to accommodate the unique characteristics of each league. Whether it’s the high-scoring thrillers of franchise cricket or the more balanced contests, our scoring algorithm is fine-tuned to reflect the distinct gameplay of each league, ensuring fairness and excitement for all participants.

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Rohit Bansal: The revised GST rate has had a substantial impact on our pricing approach. We’ve had to carefully reconsider how we price our services to stay competitive and cover our operational expenses in light of this new tax rate. We conducted a comprehensive analysis to understand how the updated tax rate affects our costs, including server maintenance, development, and marketing.

To keep our app affordable for users, we made the decision to absorb a portion of the increased tax burden ourselves, rather than passing it all onto our customers. This strategic choice allowed us to strike a balance between staying competitive in the market and ensuring our app’s sustainability. We also explored ways to improve our internal processes to minimize the impact of the higher GST rate.

Rohit Bansal: At Super4, we are acutely aware of the concerns related to addiction and fair play in cricket fantasy gaming. To address these issues and maintain the integrity of the game, we’ve implemented a multi-pronged approach.

First and foremost, responsible gaming is a top priority for us. We have incorporated features that allow users to set limits on their deposits and spending, promoting responsible play.

Additionally, we provide resources for users who may need assistance with controlling their gaming habits and actively promote responsible gaming through educational campaigns.

To ensure fair play, we have stringent measures in place. Our platform uses state-of-the-art technology to detect any suspicious or unethical behavior, such as multiple accounts or collusion. We also employ fair play policies that prohibit any form of cheating or manipulation.

TechGraph: User engagement is crucial in fantasy gaming. Could you tell us about the unique features or innovations that Super4 has implemented to keep users engaged and excited about the platform?

Rohit Bansal: We understand the paramount importance of user engagement in the world of fantasy gaming. To ensure that our users remain excited and actively engaged with our platform, we’ve introduced several unique features and innovations.

Scoreboard Feature: The scoreboard feature is a very unique feature offered only by Super4. The scoreboard feature helps players earn points by predicting the number of runs scored in an over. This feature makes a very thrilling gaming experience for the players.

Live Score Updates: Super4 provides real-time updates of ongoing matches, enabling users to track their fantasy team’s performance as the game unfolds. This feature adds an element of excitement and immediate gratification, enhancing the user experience.

Interactive Gameplay: We offer interactive gameplay options like in-play challenges, allowing users to make strategic decisions during matches. This engagement feature keeps users involved throughout the game, as they can make substitutions and captain changes in real time.

Social Integration: Super4 incorporates social sharing features, enabling users to create private leagues and compete against friends. This social dimension enhances the competitive aspect of the game and fosters a sense of community among users.

Contests and Leaderboards: We host a variety of contests, from free entry games to high-stakes tournaments, ensuring that users of all levels can participate. Leaderboards and rankings encourage healthy competition and allow users to track their progress against others.

TechGraph: India is a diverse country with varying levels of cricket knowledge. How do you accommodate both seasoned cricket enthusiasts and beginners in its user base?

Rohit Bansal: Super4 recognizes the diverse cricket knowledge levels among its users in India and has implemented strategies to accommodate both seasoned cricket enthusiasts and beginners effectively. For seasoned cricket enthusiasts, we provide in-depth statistical information, historical player performance data, and detailed insights into upcoming matches.

This allows them to make informed decisions while creating their fantasy teams. We offer a range of contest formats, including high-stakes competitions and season-long challenges, catering to the competitive spirit of experienced users.

Additionally, our platform supports custom leagues and private contests, enabling experienced users to engage with like-minded individuals and compete at a higher level. For beginners, Super4 offers a user-friendly and intuitive interface. We provide simplified explanations of the game rules, scoring system, and player selection process. To enhance the learning curve, we offer free-to-play contests that allow newcomers to practice and develop their skills without financial risk.

TechGraph: Data privacy and security are paramount in online platforms. How do you safeguard user data and ensure a secure environment for its users?

Rohit Bansal: At Super4, we prioritize data privacy and security as paramount elements of our platform. We’ve implemented rigorous measures to safeguard user data and ensure a secure environment for all our users.

First and foremost, we comply with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and relevant Indian data privacy laws. We collect only the necessary user information for account creation and transactions and maintain strict confidentiality regarding this data.

User data is encrypted using state-of-the-art security protocols to protect it from unauthorized access. We continually monitor and audit our systems for vulnerabilities, and our dedicated security team works tirelessly to address any potential threats promptly.

To further enhance security, we employ multi-factor authentication and strong password requirements, reducing the risk of unauthorized account access. In addition, our payment processing partners use secure and trusted payment gateways for financial transactions.

TechGraph: Esports and fantasy gaming are on the rise globally. How do you plan to expand and diversify its offerings beyond traditional cricket fantasy gaming?

Rohit Bansal: Super4 recognizes the growing global trend in esports and fantasy gaming and is keen to diversify its offerings beyond traditional cricket fantasy gaming. Our expansion plans include several key strategies:

Multi-Sport Fantasy: We plan to introduce fantasy offerings for other sports like football, basketball, and kabaddi. By diversifying into different sports, we can tap into a wider audience and provide users with a variety of gaming options.

Innovative Formats: Super4 will continue to innovate by introducing unique and engaging formats within traditional and esports fantasy gaming. This includes special contests, Scoreboard features, daily challenges, and interactive gameplay features to keep users excited and invested in the platform.

TechGraph: Finally, what are your long-term goals and vision for the cricket fantasy gaming platform industry in India, and how do you plan to stay at the forefront of this evolving landscape?

Rohit Bansal: Our long-term goals and vision for the cricket fantasy gaming platform industry in India are deeply rooted in innovation, accessibility, and community-building. We envision a future where fantasy gaming becomes an integral part of the cricket experience for every fan, providing a platform that engages users of all backgrounds and knowledge levels.

Our vision includes:

Expansion & Community Building: We aim to expand our user base by catering to cricket enthusiasts in urban and rural areas, ensuring accessibility through various languages and user-friendly interfaces. Also, we intend to foster a sense of community among our users, allowing them to connect, compete, and share their love for the game. This includes offline events, webinars, and interactive forums.

Educational Initiatives: Super4 will continue to educate users about the nuances of the game, providing resources and insights to enhance their cricket knowledge.

Sustainability: Super4 will work towards sustainability in sports and ensure responsible gaming practices, actively addressing concerns like addiction.

To stay at the forefront of this evolving landscape, we will remain adaptable and forward-thinking. We’ll closely monitor industry trends, integrate emerging technologies, and evolve our platform to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of cricket fans.

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Krishna Mali
Krishna Mali
Founder, CEO & Group Editor of TechGraph.
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